A majority of companies are standardizing on open source for their application development efforts, though they might not be effectively monitoring their use of open source.
When considering moving to the cloud, most IT shops have concerns about security. We tackle several of the most common questions.
The ideal cloud provider should be an enabler, not an inhibitor. These five strategies will help you choose wisely.
Social media isn't just a marketing channel you bolt on to your current plans. You need to understand its true business-wide impact. How should your IT organization prepare to embrace social media over the next 12 months?
These three rules of thumb will help you avoid the risk of keeping corporate data forever (and ever).
This month, Dell pulled the trigger on two significant acquisitions. What's behind Dell's acquisition moves, and why does at least one of them seem like a no-brainer?
Malware, as Microsoft could have told Apple, comes with the territory. Last year saw a surge in Mac-related malware; 2012 has sustained that trend in a big way.
ODBC was a revolutionary technology 20 years ago. We look at its past and present, and suggest where it's headed.
Cloud computing isn't just "with us" -- it's here to stay, and IT spending on cloud services is expected to explode.
Is Big Data everything it’s cracked up to be or is the Big Data value proposition based on fears of an undiscovered insight in our data? Our storage analyst, Jon Toigo, looks at why Big Data isn’t for everyone.
As Microsoft's response to a recent critical vulnerability demonstrates, Windows security has come a long way -- for the better -- since the days of Code Red.
Social media is about ease, speed, and reach. We explore the benefits it can offer your organization, and why IT must not be afraid of it.
The first enterprise social networks are delivering mixed results.
An IBM storage expert looks at the storage challenges and trends faced by today's IT department and offer suggestions for better storage management.
The performance of IBM's Power Systems line was a bright spot in an otherwise turbulent server market, but the prospects for the Unix market as a whole look as bleak as ever.
New targeted attacks masquerade as legitimate correspondence from the Better Business Bureau. It's fiendishly clever, which is exactly the point.
A remodel of a data center created unique challenges. We examine the success factors of a project at the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Cloud technology is rather easy to obtain. The right mix of technical skills mix to design and implement the technology is not.
One way to do more with less is to outsource tasks, including some components of your data center. What help and benefits can you expect from third-party providers, and what work should remain on premises?
Mobile devices are just one of a number of assets that must be managed. Fortunately, the cloud can help.